A qualified teacher, Ruth has held a number of roles in further education as well as in the commercial sector. Alongside her role as CEO of the Career Colleges Trust, Ruth is a consultant to the FE Sector, supporting college turnarounds and business development. Previously she been a CEO and Principal of an FE college.
Ruth previously worked in the commercial sector for blue chip companies. She later ran a successful management consultancy providing performance recovery support and developing training programs for banks, law firms and other international organisations.
Ruth also has seven years of experience as Deputy Principal in two Further Education colleges. Her key area of expertise was on financial recovery, quality improvement and changing the business focus, with ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grades at inspections.
Grant Findlay, Strategy Director at Sir Robert McAlpine (@WeAreMcAlpine) reflects on the relationship between industry and educators during #NCW2021
With this year’s National Careers Week upon us, it is an important time to reflect on the relationship between industry and educators – and the opportunities we need to be offering our young people.
Reading some aspects of the long-awaited FE White Paper held a certain sense of déjà vu for both ourselves and our colleagues. This is not to say we are disappointed with the Government’s updated policy position – just slightly frustrated that it has taken so long to get to this point.